Senegal: Advancing data planning and gender-sensitive data
The Senegal National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD) and OECD-based Paris21 agency held a joint workshop on 12 August in Dakar to enhance data planning and discuss a new gender statistics project. Some 40 participants took part in a training session on the Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT), a free cloud-based planning tool. Paris21 developed the tool to help national statistics offices and other data producers adapt their data production to from policymakers’ priority data needs. Participants also discussed how to integrate the gender dimension into Senegal’s third National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS). The meeting provided an opportunity to promote co-operation and establish a current snapshot of the state of gender statistics in the country from the perspective of producers and users, including civil society organisations and the research community.